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Trump at 20%, Leading Jeb by 7 in National Polling

By |July 30th, 2015|

Trump’s 20 percent is the largest tally for a Republican contender in any national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Behind Trump are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent. No other Republican tops 6 percent and 12 percent are undecided. [Quinnipiac]

ONE WEEK before […]

Marco Rubio, Absent Senator

By |July 27th, 2015|

In the days after Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011, Rubio missed Foreign Relations hearings at which policy experts testified about the way forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan. [Politico]

WHAT DO Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Lindsay Graham have in common? They’re all Republicans and all three are too busy trying to […]

Slave to Trump (Updated)

By |July 26th, 2015|

Trump has the Republican Party by the throat. It cannot figure out how to get rid of him. The party elites, those snobs in D.C. who do not respect or understand the people out there in America, are tearing their hair out over the damage Trump is supposedly doing to the party. – Molly […]

Iran Deal is a Go

By |July 14th, 2015|

DELAY AFTER postponement, President Obama announced today that Secretary of State John Kerry has successfully shepherded the world community and Iran into a historic Iran Deal that makes the Middle East a bit more secure. I use “a bit” because as long as there are people against talking to Iran and making concessions […]

What Do Trump, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have in Common?

By |July 9th, 2015|

The head of the Republican National Committee, responding to demands from increasingly worried party leaders, spent nearly an hour Wednesday on the phone with Donald Trump, urging the presidential candidate to tone down his inflammatory comments about immigration that have infuriated a key election constituency. [Washington Post]

THE ESTABLISHMENT went to Donald Trump, because he’s […]

Trump Cites Border and “Infectious Disease,” Rudy to His Rescue

By |July 7th, 2015|

THE DELETED tweet above from Donald Trump referring to Jeb Bush’s wife who is Hispanic would have been enough to finish any Democrat. In Republican party politics, however, it just brings out the worst, which always begins with misinformation on the wings of fearmongering.

From TPM

“What can be simpler or more accurately stated? […]

Clinton Rules Explained by a Reporter and Why It Matters

By |July 6th, 2015|

The Clinton rules are driven by reporters’ and editors’ desire to score the ultimate prize in contemporary journalism: the scoop that brings down Hillary Clinton and her family’s political empire. At least in that way, Republicans and the media have a common interest. – Jonathan Allen [Vox.com]

AS SOMEONE who chronicled the press sins of […]

Teflon Donald, Trump Marches On

By |July 5th, 2015|

“The crime is raging and it’s violent. And if you talk about it, it’s racist.” – Donald Trump [Fox News]

THIS PAST WEEK I tuned in to Rush Limbaugh for the first time in ages. It was just in time to hear the P.T. Barnum of talk radio say, Donald Trump is showing Republicans […]

Chris Christie’s Hail Mary Campaign for POTUS

By |June 30th, 2015|

IT WASN’T supposed to be like this. But Gov. Chris Christie’s hail Mary campaign for POTUS looks a lot like Sen. John McCain’s back when he was down and out, before he won the nomination. Will Christie be that lucky? It all starts and depends on New Hampshire where Christie’s slogan […]

White House #LoveWins and so Does President Obama

By |June 27th, 2015|

“Instead of turning back the clock, they should be joining us in saying ‘no’ — ‘no’ to discrimination for once and for all,” Clinton said in a fiery speech at a fundraising rally for the Democratic Party of Virginia here in Fairfax just hours after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. “Across […]